Understanding bookmarking in Elucidat

Bookmarking is the term used to describe the feature that keeps a record of the learner's current location in the course so that if they exit the course and relaunch it, they'll restart from where they left the course. 

A learner's progress is bookmarked automatically - there is no need for any additional configuration to make bookmarking work. For most of our release types, bookmarking will be handled by our bookmarking micro-service. However, the Backup SCORM release type uses suspend data so that it can bookmark both online and offline.

Note: As bookmarking uses cookies, you'll need to ensure cookies are enabled to use this feature.



Bookmarking behaviour for each release type

SCORM for LMS releases

In a SCORM for LMS release, when your learner closes a module and then re-opens it they will return the page that was last completed or viewed. 

The learner's bookmarked progress will be reset 365 day after they last accessed the course or if the course is re-released. Bookmarking can also be reset by resetting the learner's session in the LMS. 

While it isn't possible to amend how bookmarking behaviour works in Elucidat, it is possible for certain LMSs to be configured to disregard it. 


Online Link releases

In an Online Link release, when your learner closes a module and then re-opens it they will return the page that was last completed or viewed.

Bookmarking will be refreshed for Online Links when the learner completes the course and reaches the last page. If the learner leaves at this point, their results will be recorded and their bookmarking will be reset. Bookmarking will also be reset if the course is re-released, if 365 days have passed since the learner last accessed the course, or if browser cookies are cleared during this period.  


Backup SCORM releases

Backup SCORM package releases store bookmarking data although the amount of pages that can be bookmarked is limited due to the restrictions of SCORM.

In a Backup SCORM, bookmarking is handled using suspend data. Suspend data is held as a very long code string. This code string has a limit depending on what tracking mode you choose.

SCORM 1.2 has 4,096 Character limit.

SCORM 2004 (2nd edition) has a 4,000 Character limit.

The amount of pages and the amount of interactions on those pages all contribute to the amount of suspend data that is being stored.

We cannot guarantee or support bookmarking for Backup SCORMs due to the variety of environments in which a Backup SCORM can be launched. Due to SCORM suspend data limitations it may be advisable to release larger courses (40+ pages) as a SCORM for LMS release rather than as a Backup SCORM.

Note: As SCORM for LMS and Backup SCORM use different methods of bookmarking, we advise that you do not replace a SCORM for LMS package with a Backup SCORM in your LMS and vice versa. If you do wish to change the release mode, we recommend uploading the replacement file as a separate instance on your LMS.




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